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Old 06-19-2013, 02:44 PM   #49
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Default Re: Mike Tyson v Gene Tunney

Originally Posted by janitor View Post
People are talking as if Tunney is a midleweight here.

I will grant you that he is giving up weight, but we are essentialy matching a smal heavyweight against a cruiserweight with height and reach advantages.
No, you are matching a scrawny 185 pound man against a monstrous 220 pound man. Tunney would look silly in there. And just about everyone Tyson fought had height and reach advantages. I think it's safe to say that Tunney's few advantages would quickly become a non-issue as soon as the quick-footed Tyson closed the gap.
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